Surviving the Holiday Potluck

It’s that time of year again. When people gather to celebrate holidays. There will be camaraderie. There will be good cheer. And there will be food. It’s all manageable.

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It’s that time of year again. When people gather to celebrate holidays. There will be camaraderie. There will be good cheer. And there will be food.

The holiday potluck table can be filled with carbs and fat and sugar. All things dangerous for a person with diabetes. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be managed. And that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time.

Here are some ideas: Continue reading “Surviving the Holiday Potluck”

An Election Day Plea

An Election Day Plee — Improve our nation’s food policies so that everyone’s health improves right now.

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As part of American Diabetes Month the ADA has put together a suggested list of blogging topics. Today’s suggested topic is:

Tuesday, November 2 Election Day – What issues are important to you? If you could tell your representatives one thing about diabetes, what would it be?  

The most obvious plea would be for funding research for a diabetes cure. But that’s like voting for Change We Can Believe In and expecting it to happen in 18 months. It’s a recipe for disappointment. What does a cure mean anyway? To me: No meds, no machines, no special routines. Will there be a cure? I hope so. Will I see it in my lifetime? I’m not so sure.

My immediate plea would be to improve this nation’s food policies and programs. This could have an enormous positive impact on people’s lives and health right now. And not just for the millions of people with diabetes, Continue reading “An Election Day Plea”

November is a special month…

November is a special month…
Spinning Dinner Plates is bringing you 30 days of posting yum for people with diabetes.

 

 November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, and

 

November is also National Blog Posting Month.

In a mash up of these three events Spinning Dinner Plates Living Well With Diabetes [dot]net is bringing you 30 days of posting yum for people with diabetes.

No Cure for Diabetes: What that DOESN’T mean

Last week I had a bit of a rant about there is no cure for diabetes…

Just because there isn’t a cure (yet) doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and get ready to die a horrible death.

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Last week I had a bit of a rant about there is no cure for diabetes…

Just because there isn’t a cure (yet) doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and get ready to die a horrible death.

Sure, managing diabetes is uncertain.

People with diabetes experience sugar highs despite their best efforts. People with diabetes experience sugar lows despite their best efforts. People with diabetes develop complications despite their best efforts.

Life is uncertain.

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No Cure for Diabetes: What that means…

Diabetes is complex and not completely understood. There is no cure.

 
 

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Kerri Morrone Sparling of Six Until Me wrote that there is no cure for diabetes in today’s BlogHer. All I have to say is hear, hear.

Diabetes is a medical condition. You can call it a disease if you want to. And there is no cure.

The causes of diabetes are complex and not completely understood. And there is no cure.

Diabetes is not a moral judgement of people’s lifestyle. You cannot give yourself diabetes. And there is no cure.

Continue reading “No Cure for Diabetes: What that means…”